AboutCABIN/ET, funded by Arts Council of England sponsored by MAERSK and supported by Hackney Council, presents a recycled shipping container in the Hackney Road Recreation Ground, next to the gallery. It will be accessed from the gallery and also from Hackney road. It will be the central focus of a series of projects during the months of July, August and September.
Architrope is the conceptual framework that facilitates and contains the practice of TOM WOLSELEY.
Shipping containers are the silent catalyst of globalisation. With 17 million containers in the world, there are a billion cubic metre of space, equivalent to a city the size of London, constantly on the move. Through the theme of âtransitional spaces', CABIN/ET aims to explore how we might locate ourselves in this new geography.â¨â¨
The recycled container bears the scars of its trans-global drift, perched on four specially made cast iron pedestals. Inside it is lined with plywood, that also, makes up furniture, shelves and seats. CABIN/ET will look and feel like the idealized space of a cabin, distant and remote. It is a found and transformed sculptural object. Conversely it makes reference to the âCabinet of Curiosities' the 18c proto museums that sought to represent the world with often spurious artefacts. CABIN/ET project will create âtransitional spaces': between physical and psychological representations of the world.â¨â¨